A beautiful and dangerous Lionfish waiting for prey in the Maldives

Wildlife Wednesday : Lionfish

A beautiful and dangerous Lionfish waiting for prey in the Maldives
A beautiful and dangerous Lionfish
  • Dwells in coral reefs
  • Widespread throughout the Indo-Pacific
  • Hunts small fish and mobile invertebrates
  • Uses its large fins to corner prey
  • Venomous
  • Mature lionfish can spawn year-round and a female can produce tens of thousands of eggs per spawn

More underwater images from the Maldives can be found here.

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